Another radio antenna blown up in the south

first_img A bomb near the town of Florencia (in the southern department of Caquetá) yesterday destroyed an antenna used jointly by local radio stations Cristalina Estéreo and Espléndida Estéreo. The two stations, which cover all issues including the civil war, continued to broadcast in neighbouring departments. Neither had received any threat, Cristalina Estéreo manager Jairo Benítez said.The department of Caquetá is a traditional stronghold of the Marxist guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and is one of the epicentres of the civil war.Yesterday’s bombing was the fourth in a month against radio antennae or radio station installations in the south. Latina Estéreo’s antenna in Puerto Asís (in Putumayo department) was bombed on 13 February. A car-bomb claimed by the FARC destroyed most of the Cali studios of the radio and TV broadcaster RCN on 20 February. An antenna used by RCN and Caracol in Mocoa (in the north of Putumayo department) was blown up on 2 March.__________________________07.03.05-Arson attack destroys relay station used by two TV networksThe broadcasts of two privately-owned TV networks, RCN and Caracol, are longer reaching much of the southern department of Putumayo following an attack on a joint relay station near the locality of Mocoa on 2 March. The daily El Tiempo quoted an army spokesman as saying “several men disguised as police officers overpowered the guard, doused the premises with gasoline and set it on fire.”The attack, which the local authorities blame on the Marxist guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), is the third on the news media in Putumayo in the past few weeks. An explosion destroyed the aerial of radio Latina Estereo on 13 February in Puerto Asís, while La Dorada Estéreo journalist Carlos Gomajoa Buesaquillo was forced to flee on 18 February. It was also the second attack this year on RCN, whose studios in Cali were bombed on 20 February.___________________04.03.05- President Uribe orders army to give the news media better protectionCondemning the 20 February bombing of RCN’s radio and TV studios in Cali, President Álvaro Uribe yesterday ordered the armed forces to “redouble security provisions for the news media and said protection of press freedom was one of his priorities. The Cali bombing injured two people and destroyed 70 per cent of the RCN’s premises.____________________________28.03.05- FARC claims bombing of RCN studios in CaliThe guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have claimed responsibility for the 20 February bombing that injured two people and wrecked 70 per cent of the building housing the studios of the radio and TV broadcaster RCN in Cali.In a communique dated 24 February that was released yesterday, the guerrillas accused RCN of becoming “an echo chamber for army propaganda and a semi-official government media.” The use of the term “echo chamber” clearly alluded to a recent comment by Vice-President Francisco Santos accusing the Colombian news media of “creating an echo chamber for terrorist activities.” The FARC said in its statement that it “respects the opinions and work of RCN’s journalists” but “objects to the strategy of its owners against the right to be well-informed.”_______________________________22.02.05-Concern about safety of journalists in Cali region after bombing of RCNReporters Without Borders voiced alarm today about growing threats to press freedom in Colombia after a powerful car-bomb wrecked 70 per cent the building housing the RCN radio and television stations in Cali on 20 February.”We demand a thorough investigation to identify those responsible for this flagrant attack on the journalistic profession and the right to report the news,” the organization said, pointing out that previous press freedom violations in the Cali region have never been solved.Two people were injured in the RCN bombing – Radio Calidad employee Ricardo Luna and RCN security guard Jaime Alberto Martínez. Both were hospitalized. The bomb consisted of an estimated 20 kg of explosives that were left in a Renault 4 car.Army chief Gen. Reinaldo Castellanos accused the Marxist guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) of responsibility.It was not the first attack against RCN. Shots were fired at an RCN crew near Cali in April 2002, killing journalist Walter López and cameraman Héctor Sandoval. At the time, journalists blamed this attack on the military, who blamed it on the FARC. RCN studios in Cúcuta and Valledupar were also attacked in 2002, while rockets were fired at RCN headquarters in Bogotá in April of that year.Reporters Without Borders has meanwhile learned that press photographer Hernando Marné Sánchez Roldán was killed on 19 February in Tulúa, a locality near Cali, in an area prone to turf battles between guerrillas, paramilitaries and drug traffickers. He was taking photos when a man came up and shot him twice. He had never reported receiving any threats and it was not immediately clear whether he was killed because of his work as a journalist. ColombiaAmericas ColombiaAmericas News March 15, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another radio antenna blown up in the south Reports Follow the news on Colombia to go further RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Receive email alerts RSF_en center_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News May 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Organisation News October 21, 2020 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Head of media monitoring centre arrested in Damascus

first_img News Help by sharing this information SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News Reporters Without Borders is very worried about Mazen Darwish, the head of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression, who was summoned for questioning by intelligence officials at 11 a.m. yesterday in Damascus and has not been heard of since. He has almost certainly been arrested.Darwish was detained for four hours on the evening of 22 March after responding to a summons to report for questioning. He was previously held for several hours on 16 March after being arrested while attending a peaceful sit-in outside the interior ministry headquarters in Damascus as an observer.His centre, the only NGO monitoring the media and Internet in Syria, has been closed by the authorities twice, in 2005 and 2009.The Syrian authorities began on 15 March to crack down hard on journalists and media covering the anti-government demonstrations taking place in various cities, especial the southern city of Deraa, which is located near the Jordanian border. Darwish’s arrest brings the number of journalists arrested since the start of these protests to three.Journalist, writer and activist Louay Hussein was arrested on 22 March in Damascus while journalist, poet and novelist Mohammed Dibo was arrested on the night of 18 March at his home in Al-Annazah, in the northwestern city of Baniyas. Dibo writes for various newspapers including Jordan’s Al-Dustour and many news websites such as Al-Waan (run by the Association of Rational Arabs), Bab el Moutawasset (Mediterranean Gate), Lamp Of Freedom and Shukumaku.These three join the already long list of journalists and cyber-dissidents imprisoned in Syria.Reporters Without Borders has meanwhile learned that a photographer and a freelance video reporter working for Agence France-Presse and an Associated Press photographer were briefly held and roughed up while covering the demonstrations in Deraa on 22 March. Their equipment was seized and was handed back a few hours later.When the AFP journalists tried to return to Deraa yesterday, their equipment was again seized. They have not yet been able to recover it. Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists March 12, 2021 Find out more Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Receive email alerts Newscenter_img SyriaMiddle East – North Africa February 3, 2021 Find out more March 8, 2021 Find out more News March 24, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Head of media monitoring centre arrested in Damascus to go further Follow the news on Syria RSF_en Organisation last_img read more

Man charged with Collins murder

first_imgPrint Linkedin Previous articleContact services company discontinues Shannon ventureNext article‘Terrified’ residents take case to Brussels admin Email NewsLocal NewsMan charged with Collins murderBy admin – April 17, 2009 690 WhatsAppcenter_img A 23-year-old man has appeared before Limerick District Court this Thursday charged with the murder of Roy Collins.The father-of-two was gunned down in a gaming arcade at the Roxboro Shopping Centre just one week ago.Detective Garda Paul Madden of Roxboro Garda Station gave evidence of charging James Dillon of no fixed abode with the murder of Roy Collins on April 9.The court heard that Mr Dillon had made no reply when formally charged with the murder yesterday.Judge Tom O’Donnell said that due to the seriousness of the charge the question of bail was a matter for the High Court.The accused was remanded in custody to appear again before the court on April 22. Advertisement Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

…in brief

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in briefAsda is top employer Consignia to announce 40,000 job cuts Asda has been named top employer inthe annual Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For survey. Also in the top 100were hi-fi retailer Richer Sounds (3rd), Goldman Sachs (8th), Bacardi Martini(9th), Capital Radio (27th) and Pret a Manger (34th).  www.asda.co.ukLU strikes planned Rail workers are planning further strikes in a dispute with LondonUnderground over safeguarding jobs if private contractors take over parts ofthe network. The Rail Maritime and Transport Union claims LU has watered downparts of an agreement relating to redundancies. The union intends to ballotmembers on industrial action unless its terms are met.  www.rmt.org.ukUnemployment falls The unemployment rate has fallen over the past year, according toInternational Labour Organisation figures. The number of unemployed people fell0.1 per cent to 5.1 per cent in the year from November 2001 to January 2002compared to the same period the previous year. Earnings increased by 2.7 percent in the year to January, down by 0.7 percent from December.  www.statistics.gov.ukDriver shortage The haulage industry is facing a driver shortage according to a reportreleased by Lex Transfleet. The survey finds that 35 per cent of drivers willhave left the industry or retired by 2007 and few young people are interestedin joining the sector. Drivers blamed congestion, long hours and a lack ofmoney for forcing them out of the industry.  www.lextransfleet.co.ukTalks back on track Train drivers in Scotland have halted industrial action planned for nextweek to allow more time for talks. Strike action was planned for 26 and 28March, but drivers’ union Aslef said it had been cancelled to allow both sidesto meet in London. Talks started last week and were scheduled to last ninedays.  www.aslef.org.uk Comments are closed. …in briefOn 26 Mar 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

The Museum of Illusions also opened in Paris

first_imgThe Museum of Illusions in Paris is located on two floors and has over 70 illusions or exhibits. “Through the franchise in cooperation with the partner, we offer him help through all phases, from the first contact, the standard book, employee education, all the way to the opening and later through the entire development process. It’s been a process for a year. Also, the Museum has additional income through souvenirs and didactic toys for which we are also distributors”Said Roko Zivkovic from the Museum of Illusion. The Museum of Illusions, starting from Zagreb, is slowly but surely expanding from year to year through the franchise model. Thus, the Museum of Illusions, as a Croatian export tourist product, is currently present in 19 locations around the world. After New York, Toronto, Shanghai and Dubai, the Museum of Illusions opened its doors in Paris in December!center_img In the end, Živković points out that the opening of the Museum of Illusion in South Korea, Budapest, Madrid is planned in the next five months, as well as the day’s expansion on the American market through new franchises – Chicago and Philadelphia.last_img read more

Owen Hargreaves advises Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang centrally and strengthen midfield

first_img Comment Owen Hargreaves advises Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang centrally and strengthen midfield Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Sep 2020 4:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.1kShares Advertisement Aubameyang was a peripheral figure against the champions (Picture: Getty Images)Owen Hargreaves has urged Mikel Arteta to play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a central striker after the Arsenal captain put in a lacklustre performance on the wing in the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Monday night.The Gunners lost their first game of the season at the hands of the champions at Anfield, getting outclassed in every area of the pitch.Alexandre Lacazette fluffed the chance to get Arsenal back on level terms at 2-1, firing an effort straight at Alisson when through on goal. Advertisement Arteta has been urged to play Aubameyang as a central striker (Picture: Getty Images)Aubameyang was ineffective on the left-wing, starved of service and barely able to get into the game with Arteta’s side seeing little of the ball.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTDespite scoring 22 times in the Premier League from the same position last season, former Manchester United and Bayern Munich midfielder Hargreaves believes the Gabon international should play as a No.9, which would mean dropping Lacazette to the bench.‘Maybe drop Lacazette, play Aubameyang at the top, [Bukayo] Saka can play as an attacker, [and] as a wing-back,’ Hargreaves told Premier League Productions. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal are in the market for a central midfielder and have reportedly had two bids for Lyon’s Houssem Aouar knocked back.Given the performances of Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny at Anfield, Hargreaves backs the Gunners’ approach to strengthen their options in the middle of the park.‘They didn’t have much possession Arsenal and I just thought they were a bit light in the centre of the park,’ he added.‘Elneny and Xhaka, I don’t think that works against Liverpool and that’s probably why they’re trying to address the centre of the park, whether that’s [Thomas] Partey or Aouar, I think they need somebody in there.’MORE: Gary Neville changes his Premier League title prediction after Liverpool’s victory over ArsenalMORE: Chelsea summer signing Thiago Silva takes pop at former PSG and Arsenal manager Unai EmeryFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport pagelast_img read more

Kemsa monopoly has hurt Counties, says Council of Governors

first_imgIn a virtual meeting, Oparanya told the senators how hospitals had come to a near-paralysis due to lack of drugs and essential medical consumables.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 He asked the MPs to fast-track amendments to allow county governments to handle medical procurement as stipulated under the Constitution.Also Read  Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve ParliamentHe said the agency lacked the capacity to satisfy the expected high demand for drugs and non-pharmaceuticals across the 47 counties and as a result, the implementation of the Universal Health plan remained a challenge.“Timeliness remains a problem. Kemsa cannot cope with orders which take up to three months to be supplied and in case of emergencies up to a week”, decried the governor.COG chair Oparanya: The issue of KEMSA is weighty because the UHC plan is dependant on the agency and indeed you will see the ‘millionaires’. We have been asking the national government to send funds directly to counties and be allowed to source for medical supplies ^MK pic.twitter.com/NmrMSXbSel— KBC Channel1 News (@KBCChannel1) September 16, 2020The Council was however taken to task over complaints of faulty PPEs and other medical supplies by health workers.Also Read  KUPPET calls on parents to prepare for early reopeningThe Council CEO Jacqueline Mogeni admitted that counties had been supplied with substandard PPEs and microscopes adding that she had written to the health ministry on the same.She was faulted by the committee for downplaying the matter which the MPs termed as serious.“ There’s proof of written communication with the ministry which is yet to respond to our concerns”, she told the MPs who demanded a status report of all the counties saying it was upon the council to safeguard the interests of the counties.Oparanya faced the fury of the members when he defended the council’s overall role of facilitation and not oversight.Kisumu governor Anyang’ Nyong’o said hospitals said laboratories in public health facilities were in a dire state due to lack of reagents that should be availed by the agency which he said lacked the capacity.It’s proper that every hospital is allowed to procure the reagents required for effective testing #kemsa ^MK pic.twitter.com/x51oUVIj0o— KBC Channel1 News (@KBCChannel1) September 16, 2020 The Council of Governors (CoG) Wednesday pushed to be allowed to procure medical supplies from other entities apart from Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa).COG chair and Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya said the scandal-ridden agency had repeatedly let counties down.Appearing before the Standing Committee on Health and the Ad Hoc Committee on COVID–19 situation which is jointly investigating the alleged mismanagement of funds at the agency, Oparanya said Kemsa’s monopoly had caused untold suffering in the counties with hospitals having to contend with faulty medical equipment.center_img Governor Nyong’o: Issue of reagents must be decentralized. #Kemsa must be reformed . Consumers demand should take precedent over the principle of push by the agency ^MK pic.twitter.com/LcduwP1wTZ— KBC Channel1 News (@KBCChannel1) September 16, 2020The Council has been directed to give an audit report of how the Ksh50B Covid funds and another Ksh30B from the national government was shared and used in the 47 counties.Also Read  President Uhuru to make remarks in the 75th Session of UNGAKemsa is in the spotlight over controversial tenders, alleged graft and misappropriation of COVID funds.last_img read more

Mel’s Baggies hold Toffees

first_img With the spotlight on Anelka, the Frenchman at least provided glimpses of his talent but it was mainly when operating from a slightly withdrawn position. There were several occasions when he received the ball with his back to goal yet managed to turn his marker and thread a pass through to fellow forward Matej Vydra or Zoltan Gera running from deep, but only once did he get a sight of goal and his effort was off target. Half-chances were prevalent. Romelu Lukaku, who spent last season on loan with West Brom, hooked an early effort wide while Vydra’s cross – via another Anelka through-ball – was tipped away by Tim Howard with James Morrison lurking at the back post. Bryan Oviedo, back in the Everton side for the injured Steven Pienaar, was given the task of operating in an unfamiliar wide right role but he used the position to his advantage by flashing volleys just wide of either post in quick succession. An off-balance James McCarthy and Mirallas both failed to test Ben Foster with efforts, while right-back Seamus Coleman – with five goals in his last 10 games – saw a tame shot blocked by the combination of Liam Ridgewell and Chris Brunt. The breakthrough goal, in the 41st minute, came out of the blue and would definitely be classed as part of Martinez’s plan B. Centre-back Sylvain Distin, returning after a three-match injury absence, launched the ball in the direction of Lukaku and he nodded it down into the path of Belgian compatriot Mirallas, who easily beat Foster. With the creative Ross Barkley missing for another couple of weeks with a broken toe, Martinez will hope Mirallas, playing centrally, can maintain this form to help sustain their Champions League challenge. The quality did not improve greatly in the second half but the hosts, sensing Everton were not entirely comfortable, ramped up the pressure and substitute Victor Anichebe – another playing against a club he left in the summer – had a near-post chance blocked by Phil Jagielka from Anelka’s cross. When Lugano attacked the same area from Morrison’s cross he had more success, powering a header past Howard. Everton tried to respond, sending on new signing Aiden McGeady for his debut late on, and although Gareth Barry’s shot was diverted into the net with the last kick of the game by Distin, the defender was clearly offside. The Uruguay international’s 75th-minute header secured a 1-1 draw against a misfiring Everton side who briefly had one foot in the Champions League places when Kevin Mirallas fired them into a first-half lead. Mel found himself having to earn his money almost immediately as, against a backdrop of off-field issues, he coaxed an improved second-half performance out of his side which could have easily also produced a winner. Press Association Mel will have been grateful to be able to focus on the football as Anelka had dominated the news agenda in the days and hours before kick-off. Club sponsor Zoopla announced it would not be renewing its shirt sponsorship deal after the furore surrounding the Frenchman’s ‘quenelle’ gesture at West Ham last month, which has been branded anti-Semitic and racist by many observers. There were reports the company, co-owned by Jewish businessman Alex Chesterton, had requested that Anelka be left out of the side and also he should wear a shirt which did not bear their name. Neither happened, with West Brom awaiting a decision from the Football Association, whose investigation into the 34-year-old’s actions is likely to be concluded this week and possibly as early as Tuesday. Anelka, who has promised not to repeat the gesture and denied he was being anti-Semitic or racist by celebrating in such a way, claiming he did it in support of controversial anti-establishment comedian Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala, could face a five-match ban if he is charged and found guilty. He began this game energised and motivated, but despite being significantly involved he could not have the impact he would have wanted and was eventually substituted just after West Brom’s equaliser. With Everton led by Roberto Martinez, it meant there were two Spanish managers on the touchline. The expectation, even on a chilly night in the West Midlands, was for an exhibition of flowing football. What materialised in the first half was anything but as Mel’s men, no doubt eager to impress their new manager, were pulled up for a number of niggling fouls while the visitors displayed none of their usual flow and rhythm. Defender Diego Lugano’s first goal in English football meant new manager Pepe Mel avoided a losing start to his West Brom career and provided a ray of light amid the ongoing controversy surrounding Nicolas Anelka.last_img read more

Local Girls Raise Funds in Remembrance of Grandmother for Hospice of Michigan’s Upcoming 5k

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Hospice of Michigan’s Walk and Remember 5k is just around the corner. This Saturday to be exact! But before participants take on the walk they have to enjoy some fresh lemonade.Come and get your lemonade! That’s what little Gracelyn Gohlke and her sister, Riley requested.In honor of the upcoming Hospice of Michigan’s Walk and Remember 5k run and in remembrance of their grandmother, Debbie Anschuetz the two granddaughters of Cliff Anscheuetz hosted their second ‘Nana Lemonade Stand’ to help raise funds for the event.Not only was lemonade and cookies on the menu, there were also drawings of butterflies too. Being raised in a house full of girls Golhke said there are important lessons she learned from her mother that she wants Grace and Riley to pass down to their own children.Mrs. Anschuetz died 7 years ago of ALS. Despite never getting the chance to actually meet her nana, little Gracelyn knows exactly where she lives today.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Art Vision Finally Coming to LifeNext What’s Trending for June 14last_img read more

Legislative leaders decry hyper-partisanship

first_imgDES MOINES — The 2019 legislative session is underway in Des Moines, with the elected leaders of the Iowa General Assembly denouncing the politics of Washington, D.C.Senate President Charles Schneider, a Republican from West Des Moines, said the state’s elected officials have a responsibility to “bring people together.” “I hope this means that the Iowa Senate can operate without the harsh partisanship that’s infecting our current political discourse,” Schneider said during a speech this morning on the Senate floor. “For too many politicians, politics have become a sport.”Republican House Speaker Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake said Republicans made promises to Iowa voters that they intend to keep.“After the election, no matter who’s in charge, Iowans expect us to move beyond the partisan gamesmanship and govern,” Upmeyer said on the House floor this morning.House Majority Leader Chris Hagenow, a Republican from Urbandale, says Republicans “will remain unwavering” on key issues.“The people of Iowa have entrusted Republicans with a governing majority in this chamber, in the senate and in the governor’s office,” Hagenow said during a late-morning speech on the House floor. “It is our responsibility, therefore, to once again challenge the status quo.”Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, a Republican from Ankeny, said the legislature’s mission should be simple.“We’re not here to change laws,” Whitver said shortly after being reelected as Senate Majority Leader. “We’re here to change lives.”House Democratic Leader Todd Prichard of Charles City said the public is tired of “hyper-partisan politics” and G-O-P policies that favor the wealthy and special interests.“With the election behind us, it is time to set aside petty politics and get to work on improving the lives of all Iowans,” Prichard said late Monday morning during a speech on the House floor.Janet Petersen of Des Moines, the leader of Democrats in the Iowa Senate, used her opening day speech to call on Republicans to support a hike in the state’s minimum wage.“And let’s quit sticking it to Iowa taxpayers to subsidize low-wage employers who don’t pay enough for their employees to have a decent place to live,” she said, “and enough money to feed their families.”Each of these legislators was formally elected to their leadership positions Monday shortly after the 2019 session began.last_img read more